BE AWARE THAT HABITAT TYPE MORE THAN ANY OTHER FACTOR, WILL IN MOST CASES, DICTATE THE SPECIES OF BIRD THAT VISIT YOUR PROPERTY.

How to Attract Northern Mockingbird

Constantly singing, this well-known bird favors shrubby hedges and open fields that promote insect life and berry producing plants (Hawthorn and Wild Blackberry seem to be particularly popular). While not a common feeder bird, the Northern Mockingbird will occasionally visit feeders that provide  suet or fruit, such as: raisins or halved orange. They will make use of birdbaths.

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Northern Mockingbird Information

Northern Mockingbird Identification:

  • Medium-sized bird
  • Dark gray upperparts, pale gray underparts, white wingbars and patch on each wing, long tail with white outer tail feathers, yellow eyes.

Northern Mockingbird Habitat:

  • Overgrown Fields/Grasslands
  • Open Woodland
  • Backyards
  • Often Found Near Fruit-Producing Trees/Shrubs
  • Often Perches on telephone wires

Northern Mockingbird Eating Habits:

  • Insects in late spring, summer
  • Fruit/berries in Fall, Winter, and Early Spring

Northern Mockingbird Nesting:

  • Evergreen/Deciduous Trees or Shrubs
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